States Ask For Quick Win In ACA Transgender Rule Fight

Law360, Springfield (October 24, 2016, 11:48 PM EDT) -- Five states, plus three influential religious medical groups, asked a Texas federal judge on Friday for summary judgment in their case against the U.S. Department of Health and Human services over a regulation redefining "sex" under the Affordable Care Act to include gender identity.

In a motion asking for a quick win against HHS and other intervenors like the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, the states and religious groups said the HHS regulation violates the Administrative Procedure Act and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Texas, Wisconsin, Kansas, Kentucky and Nebraska joined the suit with the Christian Medical & Dental Associations, Specialty...

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